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Applegarth

St. John’s, near Peel, Isle of Man
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
Prices are per property not per person includes a £40 booking fee.

 
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Description

With a witch-shaped weathervane on the roof, this cottage is a great base from which to explore the Isle of Man.

2 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With additional fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Sun room.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Fuel for multi-fuel burner available locally. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Fishing on site (licence required). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced river at the bottom of the garden.

Applegarth is a traditional, detached, stone-built Manx cottage, situated near the foot of Slieau Whallian (known as Witches Hill) in the conservation village of St. John’s. The cottage has reference to this still, with a weathervane on the roof shaped like a witch and numerous charms found in the stones of the building when it was renovated. The Isle of Man was once regarded as a hotbed of sorcery, witchcraft and magic. During the Reformation, any woman deemed to be a witch, accused of witchcraft, or spell making was taken up Slieau Whallian and put into a spiked barrel and rolled down from the top to the bottom, and often the barrel sunk into the bog. Many a long year there was a bare track down the mountainside, where it was reported that grass nor gorse would grow. They called this path the Witches Way, and local legend says that ghostly screams can be heard in the wind on certain nights of the year! Access to Slieau Whallian is via several footpaths, one of which is virtually across the road from the cottage. From the back garden patio, you can see across the river and fields to St John’s the Baptist Church, which is built on the site of an ancient chapel. You can also see Tynwald Hill, which is the assembly place for the Isle of Man parliament and which is reportedly the oldest and longest unbroken parliament in the world. Tynwald Day is held on the 5th July every year. There are a number of other attractions to visit on the island, including the Manx Aviation and Military Museum, Curraghs Wildlife Park, Castle Rushen and Laxey Wheel, the world’s largest working waterwheel. Beach 4½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks


Customer Comments

  • 5

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The owner of the property was very helpful when I spoke to him before and during our holiday. The cottage is in a very good location and is spacious with some nice decorative touches. There would seem to be a problem with local servicing, however. The cottage needs a thorough clean - there is dust everywhere and some areas were dirty when we arrived. For example, an empty kitchen cupboard had to be thoroughly cleaned before use due to sticky patches, food residue and dirt. There were wet tea towels hanging on the oven door and half-used cartons of milk in the fridge. There was no bath mat in the bathroom so it was difficult to keep the floor clean and dry. The utility room bench was scattered with dried food (dog biscuits perhaps?) and very dusty. I rolled up some rag rugs, which were badly stained, rather than walk on them. The bedding was clean enough, but a bit tired. The double bed was comfortable but one of the twin beds has missing/unstable lats (is that the right word? the wooden strips that go across the bedframe) and my son had to move onto the other bed during the week. I'm pretty sure, in my own mind, that this is not equivalent to other four star properties I've rented. This is mostly because of the cleaning issues (some of which I've described here). It felt more like an airbnb than a holiday cottage, in some ways - as if we were borrowing someone else's home for the week. Not really the standard I was expecting...

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the cottage,most people find it a lovely base to explore the Isle Of Man,If we somehow seemed unapproachable,we apologise,but we are here to make your stay the best,a quick phone call and we can fix most problems quickly while your out enjoying yourself on our beautiful Island. If were not there our cleaning/maintainance/gardening team are only minutes away who are committed to providing a standard of service that we and you as a guest expect.

  • 5

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The owner of the property was very helpful when I spoke to him before and during our holiday. The cottage is in a very good location and is spacious with some nice decorative touches. There would seem to be a problem with local servicing, however. The cottage needs a thorough clean - there is dust everywhere and some areas were dirty when we arrived. For example, an empty kitchen cupboard had to be thoroughly cleaned before use due to sticky patches, food residue and dirt. There were wet tea towels hanging on the oven door and half-used cartons of milk in the fridge. There was no bath mat in the bathroom so it was difficult to keep the floor clean and dry. The utility room bench was scattered with dried food (dog biscuits perhaps?) and very dusty. I rolled up some rag rugs, which were badly stained, rather than walk on them. The bedding was clean enough, but a bit tired. The double bed was comfortable but one of the twin beds has missing/unstable lats (is that the right word? the wooden strips that go across the bedframe) and my son had to move onto the other bed during the week. I'm pretty sure, in my own mind, that this is not equivalent to other four star properties I've rented. This is mostly because of the cleaning issues (some of which I've described here). It felt more like an airbnb than a holiday cottage, in some ways - as if we were borrowing someone else's home for the week. Not really the standard I was expecting...

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the cottage,most people find it a lovely base to explore the Isle Of Man,If we somehow seemed unapproachable,we apologise,but we are here to make your stay the best,a quick phone call and we can fix most problems quickly while your out enjoying yourself on our beautiful Island. If were not there our cleaning/maintainance/gardening team are only minutes away who are committed to providing a standard of service that we and you as a guest expect.

  • 5

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The owner of the property was very helpful when I spoke to him before and during our holiday. The cottage is in a very good location and is spacious with some nice decorative touches. There would seem to be a problem with local servicing, however. The cottage needs a thorough clean - there is dust everywhere and some areas were dirty when we arrived. For example, an empty kitchen cupboard had to be thoroughly cleaned before use due to sticky patches, food residue and dirt. There were wet tea towels hanging on the oven door and half-used cartons of milk in the fridge. There was no bath mat in the bathroom so it was difficult to keep the floor clean and dry. The utility room bench was scattered with dried food (dog biscuits perhaps?) and very dusty. I rolled up some rag rugs, which were badly stained, rather than walk on them. The bedding was clean enough, but a bit tired. The double bed was comfortable but one of the twin beds has missing/unstable lats (is that the right word? the wooden strips that go across the bedframe) and my son had to move onto the other bed during the week. I'm pretty sure, in my own mind, that this is not equivalent to other four star properties I've rented. This is mostly because of the cleaning issues (some of which I've described here). It felt more like an airbnb than a holiday cottage, in some ways - as if we were borrowing someone else's home for the week. Not really the standard I was expecting...

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the cottage,most people find it a lovely base to explore the Isle Of Man,If we somehow seemed unapproachable,we apologise,but we are here to make your stay the best,a quick phone call and we can fix most problems quickly while your out enjoying yourself on our beautiful Island. If were not there our cleaning/maintainance/gardening team are only minutes away who are committed to providing a standard of service that we and you as a guest expect.

  • 5

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The owner of the property was very helpful when I spoke to him before and during our holiday. The cottage is in a very good location and is spacious with some nice decorative touches. There would seem to be a problem with local servicing, however. The cottage needs a thorough clean - there is dust everywhere and some areas were dirty when we arrived. For example, an empty kitchen cupboard had to be thoroughly cleaned before use due to sticky patches, food residue and dirt. There were wet tea towels hanging on the oven door and half-used cartons of milk in the fridge. There was no bath mat in the bathroom so it was difficult to keep the floor clean and dry. The utility room bench was scattered with dried food (dog biscuits perhaps?) and very dusty. I rolled up some rag rugs, which were badly stained, rather than walk on them. The bedding was clean enough, but a bit tired. The double bed was comfortable but one of the twin beds has missing/unstable lats (is that the right word? the wooden strips that go across the bedframe) and my son had to move onto the other bed during the week. I'm pretty sure, in my own mind, that this is not equivalent to other four star properties I've rented. This is mostly because of the cleaning issues (some of which I've described here). It felt more like an airbnb than a holiday cottage, in some ways - as if we were borrowing someone else's home for the week. Not really the standard I was expecting...

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the cottage,most people find it a lovely base to explore the Isle Of Man,If we somehow seemed unapproachable,we apologise,but we are here to make your stay the best,a quick phone call and we can fix most problems quickly while your out enjoying yourself on our beautiful Island. If were not there our cleaning/maintainance/gardening team are only minutes away who are committed to providing a standard of service that we and you as a guest expect.

  • 5

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The owner of the property was very helpful when I spoke to him before and during our holiday. The cottage is in a very good location and is spacious with some nice decorative touches. There would seem to be a problem with local servicing, however. The cottage needs a thorough clean - there is dust everywhere and some areas were dirty when we arrived. For example, an empty kitchen cupboard had to be thoroughly cleaned before use due to sticky patches, food residue and dirt. There were wet tea towels hanging on the oven door and half-used cartons of milk in the fridge. There was no bath mat in the bathroom so it was difficult to keep the floor clean and dry. The utility room bench was scattered with dried food (dog biscuits perhaps?) and very dusty. I rolled up some rag rugs, which were badly stained, rather than walk on them. The bedding was clean enough, but a bit tired. The double bed was comfortable but one of the twin beds has missing/unstable lats (is that the right word? the wooden strips that go across the bedframe) and my son had to move onto the other bed during the week. I'm pretty sure, in my own mind, that this is not equivalent to other four star properties I've rented. This is mostly because of the cleaning issues (some of which I've described here). It felt more like an airbnb than a holiday cottage, in some ways - as if we were borrowing someone else's home for the week. Not really the standard I was expecting...

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the cottage,most people find it a lovely base to explore the Isle Of Man,If we somehow seemed unapproachable,we apologise,but we are here to make your stay the best,a quick phone call and we can fix most problems quickly while your out enjoying yourself on our beautiful Island. If were not there our cleaning/maintainance/gardening team are only minutes away who are committed to providing a standard of service that we and you as a guest expect.

  • 5

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The owner of the property was very helpful when I spoke to him before and during our holiday. The cottage is in a very good location and is spacious with some nice decorative touches. There would seem to be a problem with local servicing, however. The cottage needs a thorough clean - there is dust everywhere and some areas were dirty when we arrived. For example, an empty kitchen cupboard had to be thoroughly cleaned before use due to sticky patches, food residue and dirt. There were wet tea towels hanging on the oven door and half-used cartons of milk in the fridge. There was no bath mat in the bathroom so it was difficult to keep the floor clean and dry. The utility room bench was scattered with dried food (dog biscuits perhaps?) and very dusty. I rolled up some rag rugs, which were badly stained, rather than walk on them. The bedding was clean enough, but a bit tired. The double bed was comfortable but one of the twin beds has missing/unstable lats (is that the right word? the wooden strips that go across the bedframe) and my son had to move onto the other bed during the week. I'm pretty sure, in my own mind, that this is not equivalent to other four star properties I've rented. This is mostly because of the cleaning issues (some of which I've described here). It felt more like an airbnb than a holiday cottage, in some ways - as if we were borrowing someone else's home for the week. Not really the standard I was expecting...

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the cottage,most people find it a lovely base to explore the Isle Of Man,If we somehow seemed unapproachable,we apologise,but we are here to make your stay the best,a quick phone call and we can fix most problems quickly while your out enjoying yourself on our beautiful Island. If were not there our cleaning/maintainance/gardening team are only minutes away who are committed to providing a standard of service that we and you as a guest expect.

  • 5

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The owner of the property was very helpful when I spoke to him before and during our holiday. The cottage is in a very good location and is spacious with some nice decorative touches. There would seem to be a problem with local servicing, however. The cottage needs a thorough clean - there is dust everywhere and some areas were dirty when we arrived. For example, an empty kitchen cupboard had to be thoroughly cleaned before use due to sticky patches, food residue and dirt. There were wet tea towels hanging on the oven door and half-used cartons of milk in the fridge. There was no bath mat in the bathroom so it was difficult to keep the floor clean and dry. The utility room bench was scattered with dried food (dog biscuits perhaps?) and very dusty. I rolled up some rag rugs, which were badly stained, rather than walk on them. The bedding was clean enough, but a bit tired. The double bed was comfortable but one of the twin beds has missing/unstable lats (is that the right word? the wooden strips that go across the bedframe) and my son had to move onto the other bed during the week. I'm pretty sure, in my own mind, that this is not equivalent to other four star properties I've rented. This is mostly because of the cleaning issues (some of which I've described here). It felt more like an airbnb than a holiday cottage, in some ways - as if we were borrowing someone else's home for the week. Not really the standard I was expecting...

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the cottage,most people find it a lovely base to explore the Isle Of Man,If we somehow seemed unapproachable,we apologise,but we are here to make your stay the best,a quick phone call and we can fix most problems quickly while your out enjoying yourself on our beautiful Island. If were not there our cleaning/maintainance/gardening team are only minutes away who are committed to providing a standard of service that we and you as a guest expect.

  • 5

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The owner of the property was very helpful when I spoke to him before and during our holiday. The cottage is in a very good location and is spacious with some nice decorative touches. There would seem to be a problem with local servicing, however. The cottage needs a thorough clean - there is dust everywhere and some areas were dirty when we arrived. For example, an empty kitchen cupboard had to be thoroughly cleaned before use due to sticky patches, food residue and dirt. There were wet tea towels hanging on the oven door and half-used cartons of milk in the fridge. There was no bath mat in the bathroom so it was difficult to keep the floor clean and dry. The utility room bench was scattered with dried food (dog biscuits perhaps?) and very dusty. I rolled up some rag rugs, which were badly stained, rather than walk on them. The bedding was clean enough, but a bit tired. The double bed was comfortable but one of the twin beds has missing/unstable lats (is that the right word? the wooden strips that go across the bedframe) and my son had to move onto the other bed during the week. I'm pretty sure, in my own mind, that this is not equivalent to other four star properties I've rented. This is mostly because of the cleaning issues (some of which I've described here). It felt more like an airbnb than a holiday cottage, in some ways - as if we were borrowing someone else's home for the week. Not really the standard I was expecting...

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the cottage,most people find it a lovely base to explore the Isle Of Man,If we somehow seemed unapproachable,we apologise,but we are here to make your stay the best,a quick phone call and we can fix most problems quickly while your out enjoying yourself on our beautiful Island. If were not there our cleaning/maintainance/gardening team are only minutes away who are committed to providing a standard of service that we and you as a guest expect.

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